These 5 easy steps teach you how to make a bridal veil for yourself or a loved one!
- 2 1/2 meters of FINE ivory tulle. (depending on the length of the veil to suit the bride and depending on the color of the bridal gown).
- A tiara / crown comb. I've used a comb.
- Lace ribbon- color to match the tulle.
- Needle, thread and scissors.
- Sewing machine.
- Iron on crystals and a be-dazzler (Optional)
With the fold neat and even, Use a strong white thread and run a stitch to secure the fold in place.Make sure that the loose end of the thread is knotted big so it doesn't escape through the tiny holes in the net. Pick up both layers to secure and after reaching the end, pull the fabric and gather the net and knot the gathers . The body of the veil is now ready.
TIP( TSCT Recommends): If you want some of the fabric to cover the sides of the face, instead of starting the running stitch from the ends, start only midway so that the gathers are only in the center of the fabric like so:
You may choose to sew on the tiara to the gathers now, or you may leave it till the end. This is up to you as some find it easier to sew on the fabric to the tiara in the end.
I have already attached the gathers to the comb by hand sewing the veil in place.
Optional: If the tiara you have picked is very light and you want some added glam factor, you can use iron on stones and stick these on the veil, away from each other so that the stones sparkle in the light.
Make sure the tulle can withstand the heat and pressure of iron on stones before fixing them on.
P.S: Once the professional pictures of the wedding are out, I'll post one so you guys can see the veil on the bride!